On Our Doorstep
Several sites of historic interest are located within easy reach of Aberffraw e.g. the “church in the sea” Llangwynfan, once part of the mainland but now accessible only at low tide, and the 5000 year old burial chamber known as Barclodiad y Gawres.
The sportsman is catered for with several high quality golf courses on the island, wave surfing at nearby Cable Bay, wind surfing and sailing at Rhosneigr (4 miles), sea and course fishing, and horse riding.
The Prince Llewelyn is located just 3 minutes drive from the Anglesey Circuit which has recently been developed and upgraded, and hold regular popular events, both motor car and cycle during most weekends during the year. Visit their website for more information and race details »
Aeroplane enthusiasts can also visit nearby RAF Valley, home to the Red Arrows, and watch the jets landing and taking off.
In more recent years, the tiny village of Aberffraw has become internationally famous for being the temporary home of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridgeshire whilst William was serving at RAF Valley. Sadly, whilst they are no longer `on our doorstep`, their legacy remains and their stay will be remembered fondly by everyone on the island as well as the Royal couple who loved the beauty, peace and tranquillity offered by the Isle of Anglesey.
Eat & Drink
The Village Pub
Y Goron (The Crown) is situated in Bodorgan Square in Aberffraw and serves superb fresh home made food and guest beers (please check for opening hours on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays). A sample menu can be found in the Guest Information folder in the bedrooms. It is within walking distance of The Prince Llewelyn.
Distance: 0.25 miles
There are a selection of eating places in Rhosneigr, including;
Scarlett`s Fish & Chips
If you just fancy an ice cream, then please visit The Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour, in Beaumaris or Menai Bridge
These are just some of the top family activities on the island; however, there is so much more to explore both on the Island and a short hop back across to the mainland that you may never want to leave:
RibRide Adventure Boat Tours
One of the most exciting days out to take the kids on! Fast turns and exhilarating speeds captivate the children whilst touring the edges of the island, neighbouring islands and Anglesey`s iconic bridges, filling their heads with amazing facts. Visit the caves, lighthouse, puffins and seals – a fantastic choice of tours to go on.
Pili Palas is best known for its amazing butterfly house where you can walk amongst beautiful, exotic butterflies, but there is far more to this day out than just butterflies. Snakes and lizards (which you can handle if you`re brave enough!), exotic birdhouse, meerkats, outdoor and indoor play areas, cafe, nature trails, bugs, farmyard and best of all, free parking make this one of the best family value days out.
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Visit Wales biggest aquarium! With 150 different species, some you will recognise and others that will surprise you. A great day out for everyone: dive without getting wet in the Virtual Scuba Simulator or dare to walk across the Shark Pool grid. Outside you can explore the Pirates Playground, get competitive at Jake`s Crazy golf, ride the swamp boats and so much more.
If you`re feeling more adventurous and fancy exploring more of North Wales then pop back across to the mainland for Wales` most exciting new attraction. This is one not to be missed! Massive bouncy nets have been strung across a subterranean cavern (twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral) to jump around in with a spectacular light show! The nets are set at differing levels and connected by a 60 foot slide. Delivered underground by mine train, you also get to learn about the mining history of the area.
This attraction is part of Zip World Titan (also a `must do` if you’re in the area).
Anglesey is renowned for its spectacular blue flag beaches. Please see our Beaches page for our top picks »
Useful guides to the many more things Anglesey has to offer:
There are so many wonderful beaches on the Island to cater to every beach desire. From the adventurer seeking thrills on the water to the family wanting to spend the day making memories amongst stunning dunes, Anglesey has it all. Here are just a handful of the beaches that you could visit during your stay:
A great beach right on our doorstep which delivers a variety of options for everyone! Renowned for fishing, windsurfing and surfing, it is also a perfect sandy beach for just lazing around and enjoying the beauty of the environment around you or if you’re feeling like a walk, then take the stunning coastal path.
Newborough/ Llandwyn Beach
One of the most beautiful places on earth to our mind! To reach the Llandwyn Island Nature Reserve you first drive through dense, stunning forestry along winding roads and then the forest opens up to the coast revealing pure white sand dunes, an astonishing and a view across to the Snowdonia National Park.
From here you can either walk or cycle through the forest, enjoy the beach or take a walk across to Llandwyn Island. Llandwyn Island is home to colonies of seals and a small lighthouse and provides an astonishing view back towards Angelsey and beyond.
This sandy beach is a famous hotspot for locals across North Wales, attracting visitors for its range of water sports activities as well as beautiful bays. Access to the town is straight from the beach and it hosts a variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops making it the perfect day out! You can also enjoy a coastal walk of approximately 5 miles from Cable Bay to Crigyll/ Cymyram Beaches if you’re feeling energetic.
Red Wharf Bay Beach
Red Wharf Bay has a massive 10 square miles of sandy beach at low tide – It`s spectacular watching natures power at play here as the beach appears and disappears with the tide dramatically.
You will not be left without something to do at Red Wharf Bay, at low tide you can enjoy the beautiful, clean sandy beach and at high tide, explore the village, take one of the amazing walk or cycle trails from the bay or participate in one of the many water sports available like sea kayaking.
Cable Bay Beach
Cable Bay is a vast sandy beach backed by magnificent sand dunes. As with all of the beaches on the Island you can get involved in various water sports with canoeists and surfers being particularly attracted to the water here. Take wonderful coastal walks from this beach or explore Llanfaelog village which has a selection of shops, cafes and bars.
Cable Bay is one of the busier beaches due to it being so good for families.
There are some great beaches on Anglesey and thoughout Wales. For a comprehensive guide to these, please visit;
Sports & Adventure
From canyoning to horse riding and beach days to scuba diving, the Island has everything. There are so many sports and activities available on the island that it is impossible to list them all.
Below is a list of a few handpicked activities:
Anglesey Circuit / Trac Mon
We are based just 3 minutes down the road from the circuit and it has many events held throughout the year.
A phenomenal way to explore the island under your own steam whilst discovering a whole new world. Brought to you by the Geo Môn team based in an internationally recognised Geopark, this trip will teach you some of the more fascinating geological facts about the island.
A small amount of previous kayaking experience is required.
Bear Grylls RibRide
An adrenaline fuelled trip around the Island and its surroundings taking in South Stack, the cliffs, caves and even Puffin Island. Definitely the best way to see Anglesey and a once in a lifetime way to view the seals that inhabit the edges of the cliffs.
If you`re feeling more adventurous and fancy exploring more of North Wales then pop back across to the mainland for Wales` most exciting new adrenaline pumping attractions:
Zip World Velocity and Zip World Titan
Zip World now has two sites.
Zip World Velocity in Bethesda – Launch yourself head first down the longest and fastest zip line in the world! At over one mile long you career head first over a quarry at speeds reaching 100mph for solo riders. In addition to the main zip line, riders will experience the Mini Zipper and be lead up the quarry to the lines in old quarry vehicles, learning about the history as they go!
Zip World Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog is the largest zip zone in the world, combing over 8km of zip lines. Unlike Velocity, Titan is more family friendly featuring lines where 4 of you can zip together, soaring over amazing welsh industrial landscapes at speeds of up to 60mph. You must visit Bounce Below whilst here!
This is one not to be missed! Massive bouncy nets have been strung across a subterranean cavern (twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral) to jump around in with a spectacular light show! The nets are set at differing levels and connected by a 60 foot slide. Delivered underground by mine train, you also get to learn about the mining history of the area.
This attraction is part of Zip World Titan (also a `must do` if you’re in the area).
Bear Grylls Survival Academy
Fancy an adventure? Bear Grylls has devised a series of adventure courses, delivered by his handpicked team of survival experts. Suitable for the whole family, this is a rare chance for outdoor and survival enthusiasts to learn from Bears expertise and put their skills in to practise, under careful supervision from the guides, on one of the most challenging but empowering survival courses in the world. Escape from Cabin Wood is a half day adventure course and is located in Criccieth on the mainland.
This is well worth taking a break from Anglesey’s beautiful beaches for!
Useful links for more activites:
For more information regarding the 125 miles coastal path and more please follow the link below:
Walking & Nature
Coastal and Cross Country Walks
Aberffraw is strategically sited on the Anglesey coastal path which circumnavigates the island`s coast for 125 miles. The area boasts many circular walks amongst landscapes that include forests and farmland, beaches and cliffs, as well as rivers and lakeside scenes. For walkers and cyclists we are pleased to provide a drying room for wet clothing and storage for cycles.
This beautiful corner of Anglesey, with its varied landscapes, is ideal for anyone with an interest in ornithology . The bird watcher will be delighted at the variety of species to be observed including Buzzard, Kite and Hen-Harrier. Many ducks and geese frequent the lakes and numerous waders forage along the sea shore as the tide ebbs.
With rocks spanning 4 eras and 12 geological periods, and containing more than 100 rock types, Anglesey is a designated “Geopark” supported by a UNESCO and European programme to promote development. For more information regarding this heritage and organised walks to explore the Islands riches, visit the web site at www.geomon.org.uk